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Are Efforts to Prevent Binge Drinking at College Effective? One source says NO

What will it take for college campuses to bring down the level of "binge drinking" among college students? This article in the Chronicle of Higher Education claims that current efforts are ineffective and makes the case for reframing the problem, moving from an emphasis on "education" to an emphasis on "enforcement." Read more

By | December 10th, 2014|Alcohol, Binge Drinking, College students, News|Comments Off on Are Efforts to Prevent Binge Drinking at College Effective? One source says NO

New References That Caught Our Interest

Ah, the advantages of Google Scholar Alerts. Here are some of the articles on social norms studies (mostly alcohol and other substance use; one on water conservation) that look interesting and relevant that have come our way in the last couple of weeks by way of our Google Scholar alerts: Alcohol mixed with energy drinks [...]

By | November 13th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Marketing, Social Norms|Comments Off on New References That Caught Our Interest

Alcohol Marketing, Young People’s Drinking, Social Norms

Two interesting studies: Alcohol Marketing and Young People's Drinking: The Role of Perceived Social Norms Ph.D. Dissertation by Gerard Hastings, University of Stirling Abstract: There has been substantial scientific debate about the impact of alcohol marketing on consumption. Relying mainly on econometric studies, the alcohol industry has traditionally maintained that alcohol marketing does not influence consumption, [...]

By | November 12th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Norms|Comments Off on Alcohol Marketing, Young People’s Drinking, Social Norms

Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain

Squeglia, L. M., Jacobus, J., & Tapert, S. F. (2014). The effect of alcohol use on human adolescent brain structures and systems. Handbook of clinical neurology, 125, 501. Abstract: This article reviews the neurocognitive and neuroimaging literatureregarding the effect of alcohol use on human adolescent brain structure and function. Adolescents who engage in heavy alcohol use, even at [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature|Comments Off on Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain

Alcohol Marketing and Young People’s Drinking: The Role of Perceived Social Norms

An Intriguing Dissertation by Gerard Hastings at the University of Stirling Abstract There has been substantial scientific debate about the impact of alcohol marketing on consumption. Relying mainly on econometric studies, the alcohol industry has traditionally maintained that alcohol marketing does not influence consumption, but is merely limited to brand level effects. Public health advocates, [...]

By | October 14th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Norms|Comments Off on Alcohol Marketing and Young People’s Drinking: The Role of Perceived Social Norms

Perspective on Student Deaths by James Turner, M.D.*

NSNI has received a number of anecdotal reports of college student deaths this fall.  These tragedies have resulted in inquiries from the press regarding NSNI’s mortality study presented at the American Public Health Association Meeting in November 2011, and its subsequent publication in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy in January 2013.  Many of the [...]

By | October 2nd, 2014|College students, Literature, News|Comments Off on Perspective on Student Deaths by James Turner, M.D.*

Hot off the press

There’s new research publications every day on college alcohol use and other college health issues. It’s hard to keep up! Here are some new articles from our PubMed RSS feed (and beyond) that look very interesting. Apodaca, T. R., Borsari, B., Jackson, K. M., Magill, M., Longabaugh, R., Mastroleo, N. R., & Barnett, N. P. (2014). Sustain [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Marketing, Social Norms|Comments Off on Hot off the press

Literature on First-Year Students and Other College Events Associated with Increased Drinking

Barnett, N. P., Clerkin, E. M., Wood, M., Monti, P. M., Tevyaw, T. O. L., Corriveau, D., ... & Kahler, C. W. (2014). Description and predictors of positive and negative alcohol-related consequences in the first year of college. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 75(1), 103. Boekeloo, B. O., Bush, E. N., & Novik, [...]

By | August 15th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature|Comments Off on Literature on First-Year Students and Other College Events Associated with Increased Drinking

New College Students and Risky Alcohol Behaviors

Campus orientation tours, backpacks filled with shiny new binders, freshly minted course syllabi: For students, a new school year is a time of optimism, excitement and new experiences. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of increased risky alcohol behavior, especially for first-year students. Freedom from parental supervision, socializing with peers who can legally purchase [...]

By | August 15th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, How To|Comments Off on New College Students and Risky Alcohol Behaviors